Nottingham Forest have launched a loan bid for Eldin Jakupovic, who has been outcast by their bitter east Midlands rivals Leicester City, according to the Nottingham Post.
The big-money arrival of former Liverpool stopper Danny Ward has shunted Jakupovic down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium and he has not played a single senior game this season.
Kasper Schmeichel’s status as undisputed number one always made his decision to join the Foxes a bizarre one and it is understandable that the former Hull man wants to leave in search of gametime.
And while Forest have come along greatly under Aitor Karanka’s management, thanks to his heavy recruitment drive since his appointment, more is still needed to make the Reds genuine top six material.
At present, Costel Pantilimon is between the sticks for Forest, but against Leeds on New Year’s Day, he showed the lack of agility and signs of creaking limbs that could cost Karanka’s men down the line.
Jakupovic is an outstanding shot-stopper and will be keen to prove a point and this deal between two historic rivals is a rare case that works out best for all parties.